Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Macdonald, Haiti

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Haiti is no stranger to natural disasters, in January 2010, Haiti was struck by an earthquake. Three million people were affected.  The death toll was estimated from the range of 100,000  to approx. 160,000 people.  The damages were vast. Currently, health conditions are poor, there is a lack of clean water and the population is living in deplorable conditions of extreme poverty. Community Builders Group and Anhart Foundation have been doing their best to help these people that live in extreme poverty. 

Julie Roberts, one of the Community Builders director, together with Nixon Gabriel, founder of Comitè MacDonald, have spear-headed the humanitarian work of helping the poor people in Haiti. Most of these people cannot afford food. Gabriel’s kitchen was started by funds from an Indiegogo campaign and funds from CBG and Anhart Foundation. Gabriel’s kitchen now serves 250 meals/day at a very small cost.  Apart from Gabriel’s kitchen, medicine is distributed to the poor people, the homeless elderly are cared for, there is a piggery project, fishery project, latrines have been built and small scale businesses have been started.  Below is Haiti progress in pictures.

A group of people waiting to to be served a meal at Gabriel's kitchen.

Gabriel helping to serve the meals at the Gabriel's kitchen in Haiti.

One of the latrines that were built for the people.

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